Patents Examined by Brent T Page
  • Patent number: 11505802
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a transgenic maize plant or a part thereof comprising as transgene a nucleic acid capable of expressing a cell wall invertase or a functional part thereof, preferably a Chenopodium rubrum cell wall invertase or a functional part thereof, wherein as a result of the expression of the cell wall invertase or a functional part thereof the transgenic maize plant exhibits an enhanced tolerance to abiotic stress and/or an increased yield, to a method of producing such transgenic maize plant, to method of enhancing the tolerance to abiotic stress of a maize plant and/or of increasing yield potential of a maize plant, to a nucleic acid capable of expressing a cell wall invertase or a functional part thereof, preferably a Chenopodium rubrum cell wall invertase or a functional part thereof, to a vector comprising such nucleic acid, the use of the nucleic acid or vector for enhancing the tolerance to abiotic stress of a maize plant, for increasing yield potential of a maize plant and/o
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Karl Pioch, Wolfgang Koch, Stefan Meldau
  • Patent number: 11492629
    Abstract: Methods of modifying plants by amplifying native or introducing extrachromosomal circular plant DNA comprising one or more exogenous or endogenous genes conferring an agronomically useful trait when expressed in a plant, or disrupting the association or tethering of endogenous extrachromosomal circular plant DNA with endogenous chromosomes in a plant to change one or more plant traits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Kansas State University Research Foundation
    Inventors: Mithila Jugulam, Dal-Hoe Koo, Bikram S. Gill, Bernd Friebe
  • Patent number: 11492632
    Abstract: Compositions and methods are provided for the use of pollen-inhibitor genes and/or color marker genes in accelerated trait introgression. Compositions and methods are also provided for introducing a pollen-inhibitor gene and/or a color marker gene in close proximity to a trait locus of interest. Breeding methods and methods for selecting plants comprising a trait locus of interest in close proximity to at least one pollen-inhibitor gene and/or color marker gene are also disclosed. The methods and compositions employ at least one pollen-inhibitor gene and/or color marker gene to provide an effective system for accelerated trait introgression in the genome of a plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Inventors: Michael T Elsing, William James Gordon-Kamm, Leandro Daniel Perugini, Huaxun Ye
  • Patent number: 11490582
    Abstract: A novel maize variety designated PH47GZ and seed, plants and plant parts thereof are provided. Methods for producing a maize plant comprise crossing maize variety PH47GZ with another maize plant are provided. Methods for producing a maize plant containing in its genetic material one or more traits introgressed into PH47GZ through backcross conversion and/or transformation, and to the maize seed, plant and plant part produced thereby are provided. Hybrid maize seed, plants or plant parts are produced by crossing the variety PH47GZ or a locus conversion of PH47GZ with another maize variety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Inventors: Goran Drinic, Mykola Vlasyuk
  • Patent number: 11483990
    Abstract: The present invention relates to non-transgenic and transgenic plants, preferably crop plants, comprising at least one mutation of the KINTEOCHORE NULL2 (KNL2) protein, especially a mutation causing a substitution of an amino acid within the KNL2 protein, preferably within the C-terminal region of the KNL2 protein, which preferably have the biological activity of a haploid inducer. Further, the present invention provides methods of generating the plants of the present invention and haploid and double haploid plants obtainable by crossing the plants of the present invention with wildtype plants as well as methods of facilitating cytoplasm exchange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FÜR PFLANZENGENETIK UND KULTURPFLANZENFORSCHUNG
    Inventor: Inna Lermontova
  • Patent number: 11479781
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to recombinant proteins that induce epigenetic gene silencing and to methods of using such proteins for reducing the expression of genes in plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Steve E. Jacobsen, Javier Gallego-Bartolomé
  • Patent number: 11473095
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns the use of endogenous plant RNAi machinery to preferentially or specifically reduce transgene expression. In some embodiments, the disclosure concerns specific reduction of transgene expression in seed tissues of a dicot plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: CORTEVA AGRISCIENCE LLC
    Inventors: Sandeep Kumar, Marcelo Ariel German, Po-Hao Wang, Todd P. Glancy, Shreedharan Sriram, Carla N. Yerkes, Andrew J. Bowling, Heather Pence, Andrew E. Robinson
  • Patent number: 11473086
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides genetically modified plants, plant cells and plant tissues that show reduced lignin content as compared to a control plant which was not genetically modified. In addition, the disclosure provides methods of regulating lignin content in a plant. The disclosure also provides methods of producing bioproducts using the genetically modified plants of the instant disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: UT-BATTELLE, LLC
    Inventors: Meng Xie, Jin-Gui Chen, Lee E. Gunter, Sara S. Jawdy, Wellington Muchero, Gerald Tuskan, Jin Zhang
  • Patent number: 11466269
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of molecular biology and cell biology. More specifically, the present invention relates to a CRISPR-Cas system for a Labyrinthulomycetes host cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventors: James Casey Lippmeier, Yelena Betz, Johannes Andries Roubos, René Verwaal
  • Patent number: 11457602
    Abstract: A soybean cultivar designated 97442034 is disclosed. The invention relates to the seeds of soybean cultivar 97442034, to the plants of soybean cultivar 97442034, to the plant parts of soybean cultivar 97442034, and to methods for producing progeny of soybean cultivar 97442034. The invention also relates to methods for producing a soybean plant containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes and to the transgenic soybean plants and plant parts produced by those methods. The invention also relates to soybean cultivars or breeding cultivars, and plant parts derived from soybean cultivar 97442034. The invention also relates to methods for producing other soybean cultivars, lines, or plant parts derived from soybean cultivar 97442034, and to the soybean plants, varieties, and their parts derived from use of those methods. The invention further relates to hybrid soybean seeds, plants, and plant parts produced by crossing cultivar 97442034 with another soybean cultivar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: M.S. Technologies, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Justin T. Mason
  • Patent number: 11457591
    Abstract: The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01077893. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01077893. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the soybean variety 01077893 and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing soybean plants by crossing the soybean variety 01077893 with itself or another soybean variety and plants produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventor: Carrin Carlson
  • Patent number: 11452276
    Abstract: The invention relates to a Solanum lycopersicum plant comprising in its genome QTLs confering to the plant an improved phenotype corresponding to foliar and/or fruit tolerance and/or resistance to Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit virus, with respect to a corresponding plant devoid of said QTLs, and wherein said QTLs are chosen from those present in the genome of a plant of the seeds HAZTBRFVRES1 NCIMB accession number 42758. The QTL are preferably characterized by defined alleles of different SNPs on chromosome 6, 9 and 11. The invention is also directed to parts of these plants with improved phenotype, as well as progeny, to the use of these plants for introgressing the improved phenotype in another genetic background, as well as to different methods for obtaining tomato plants or seeds with increased foliar and/or fruit tolerance or resistance to Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit virus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: VILMORIN & CIE
    Inventors: Varda Ashkenazi, Yaniv Rotem, Ron Ecker, Shai Nashilevitz, Naama Barom
  • Patent number: 11453888
    Abstract: Provided are isolated polypeptides which are at least 80% homologous to SEQ ID NOs: 496-794, 2898-3645, and 3647-4855, isolated polynucleotides which are at least 80% identical to SEQ ID NOs: 1-495 and 795-2897, nucleic acid constructs comprising same, transgenic cells expressing same, transgenic plants expressing same and method of using same for increasing fertilizer use efficiency, nitrogen use efficiency, yield, growth rate, biomass, vigor, oil content, photosynthetic capacity, seed yield, fiber yield, fiber quality, fiber length, and/or abiotic stress tolerance of a plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Evogene Ltd.
    Inventors: Adi Etzioni, Hagai Karchi
  • Patent number: 11445691
    Abstract: A soybean cultivar designated 92170645 is disclosed. The invention relates to the seeds of soybean cultivar 92170645, to the plants of soybean cultivar 92170645, to the plant parts of soybean cultivar 92170645, and to methods for producing progeny of soybean cultivar 92170645. The invention also relates to methods for producing a soybean plant containing in its genetic material one or more transgenes and to the transgenic soybean plants and plant parts produced by those methods. The invention also relates to soybean cultivars or breeding cultivars, and plant parts derived from soybean cultivar 92170645. The invention also relates to methods for producing other soybean cultivars, lines, or plant parts derived from soybean cultivar 92170645, and to the soybean plants, varieties, and their parts derived from use of those methods. The invention further relates to hybrid soybean seeds, plants, and plant parts produced by crossing cultivar 92170645 with another soybean cultivar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: M.S. TECHNOLOGIES, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Justin T. Mason
  • Patent number: 11439113
    Abstract: A novel soybean variety, designated 5PTSD37 is provided. Also provided are the seeds of soybean variety 5PTSD37, cells from soybean variety 5PTSD37, plants of soybean 5PTSD37, and plant parts of soybean variety 5PTSD37. Methods provided include producing a soybean plant by crossing soybean variety 5PTSD37 with another soybean plant, methods for introgressing a transgenic trait, a mutant trait, and/or a native trait into soybean variety 5PTSD37, methods for producing other soybean varieties or plant parts derived from soybean variety 5PTSD37, and methods of characterizing soybean variety 5PTSD37. Soybean seed, cells, plants, germ plasm, breeding lines, varieties, and plant parts produced by these methods and/or derived from soybean variety 5PTSD37 are further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Inventors: Jessie Lynn Alt, Leslie Charles Kuhlman, Donald Kyle, Reid Rolland Rice, Catlynn Gail Salois, Brian Frederick Seda, Charles Thomas Zila, III
  • Patent number: 11432518
    Abstract: The invention relates to the soybean variety designated 01078759. Provided by the invention are the seeds, plants and derivatives of the soybean variety 01078759. Also provided by the invention are tissue cultures of the soybean variety 01078759 and the plants regenerated therefrom. Still further provided by the invention are methods for producing soybean plants by crossing the soybean variety 01078759 with itself or another soybean variety and plants produced by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventor: Philip A. Owen
  • Patent number: 11421241
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method for site-directed modification of whole plant through gene transient expression. The method as provided for conducting site-directed modification to a target fragment of a target gene in a whole plant comprises the following steps: transiently expressing a sequence-specific nuclease in said plant, wherein a whole plant is used as the subject for transient expression, said sequence-specific nuclease targets and cleaves said target fragment, thereby the site-directed modification is achieved via the self DNA repairing of said plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
    Inventors: Caixia Gao, Yi Zhang, Zhongyi Wu, Kang Zhang
  • Patent number: 11412677
    Abstract: The present invention relates to cultivated cucumber plants comprising a yield QTL on chromosome 2 and/or a yield QTL on chromosome 6 of their genome, and to methods for generating such plants, and their use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: NUNHEMS B.V.
    Inventors: Peter Arnold Gijsbert Kraan, Frank Beenders, Marion Van De Wal, Freddy Willem Karel Hermans, Hans Peter Koelewijn, Gerhard T. M. Reuling, Alexandra M. Casa, Steven D. Tanksley, Gulay Cangal
  • Patent number: 11412700
    Abstract: The present invention relates to key genes in the biosynthesis of steroidal alkaloids and saponins, including regulatory genes and enzyme-encoding genes, and to use thereof for altering the content of steroidal (glyco)alkaloids or phytosterols in plants. The present invention provides genetically modified plants or gene edited plants with altered content of steroidal (glyco)alkaloids, particularly to Solanaceous crop plants with reduced content of antinutritional steroidal glycoalkaloids and to the increase in phytosterols, including cholesterol or cholestanol in these plants. The present invention also provides methods of altering gene expression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: YEDA RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Asaph Aharoni, Prashant Sonawane, Maxim Itkin
  • Patent number: 11399498
    Abstract: A novel soybean variety, designated 5PMUK25 is provided. Also provided are the seeds of soybean variety 5PMUK25, cells from soybean variety 5PMUK25, plants of soybean 5PMUK25, and plant parts of soybean variety 5PMUK25. Methods provided include producing a soybean plant by crossing soybean variety 5PMUK25 with another soybean plant, methods for introgressing a transgenic trait, a mutant trait, and/or a native trait into soybean variety 5PMUK25, methods for producing other soybean varieties or plant parts derived from soybean variety 5PMUK25, and methods of characterizing soybean variety 5PMUK25. Soybean seed, cells, plants, germ plasm, breeding lines, varieties, and plant parts produced by these methods and/or derived from soybean variety 5PMUK25 are further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Inventors: Donald Kyle, Catlynn Gail Salois, Charles Thomas Zila, III